Revive @ Five celebrates milestone
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 04:35:11 PM CDT
This summer marks a big milestone for one of Pocatello's most well-known summer events.
The Revive @ Five event has been happening during the summer for ten years.
And it's done nothing but grow since it started. Hundreds of people attend the event, listening to the blaring music, dancing and consuming the food and drink.
And it's all for a good cause.
"It's just something we're really proud of,” said Revive @ Five committee chairman Neil Tocher. “We're really happy that Pocatello and the surrounding area can enjoy this event and we can raise a little money in the process."
'Revive @ Five' starts at 5:00 p.m. every Wednesday this summer. It starts the week before Memorial Day and will go through the week after Labor Day.
All events happen in Pocatello's Old Town Pavilion. There's no cost to enter, and there are also other ways to have fun, like theme nights. This past Wednesday night was Crazy Hat Night.
They also have nights that benefit other organizations, like a Pocatello Foodbank night and a family night, with a lot of activities for the kids.
But it's not just for a good time.
"It is a fundraiser for the Bannock Civitan Club,” Tocher said. "And it is very similar to the Alive at Five event in Idaho Falls, which is a fundraiser for their Civitan Club."
Civitan Clubs help anyone in the community who has a developmental disability.
But more than that, they want to give back to their communities. The activities for both Pocatello and Idaho Falls bring in local businesses to sponsor, and provide opportunities for individuals to show off their homemade crafts.
All tips made while serving any alcoholic beverages are divided between two funds.
"When they built Brooklyn's Playground a couple of years ago, they didn't put a fund in for maintenance,” Tocher explained. “So half our tips go to Brooklyn's Playground maintenance."
The other half goes to the Shannon Potter fund, a fund for cancer patients to have a night out, away from the worry of their treatments.
So while many people enjoy the band, beer and banter between friends, they are also supporting the community.
And that's even more reason to celebrate.
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